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Parties, Etc. : Sunday, May 21, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

HONORING MOLLY AND BRIAN

Party: An engagement party honored Molly Tipton and Brian Carey. It was celebrated in the Heritage Hills home of Kelli and Dr. Brock Schnebel. The engaged couple will be married next summer in Big Sky, Montana.

The hosts: Hosts were the groom's mother, Patsy Gaberino Carey; Susan and Carl Edwards; Key and Andy Lasser; Blaire and Chase Schnebel; and Kelli and Brock Schnebel.

At the event: Among the family members attending were the bride-to-be's parents, Karen Tipton and Janie and Ron Tipton, and the groom's siblings, Philip Carey, Ellen Carey, and Laura Duprez, and their dad, Bill Carey. Longtime family friends and friends of the couple also were there.

HOW SWEET IT IS

Event: The annual Junior League of Oklahoma City May General Membership Meeting celebrated the end of the Junior League year, honored the outgoing and incoming board of directors and highlighted the tradition of “Pass the Gavel.” Former presidents stood in order of year served and passed the presidential gavel to the incoming president, Tracey Frederick, who will begin her year June 1.

Theme: The 91 provisional members who will become active members on June 1 chose the theme “How Sweet It is” honoring outgoing president, Sara Sweet. Guests were surrounded with large, colorful lollipop decor, candy centerpieces and photo booths with various “sweet treat” props.

HAUL OUT THE GOOD STUFF

Luncheon: Members of the Early American Glass Club met at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club for their very special Guest Day Luncheon and viewing of the tables that they so meticulously set for their guests. They brought their crystal, silver, porcelain plates and beautiful centerpieces. Most table hosts brought party favors for their friends and put them at each formal place setting.

Guest speaker: Gloria Lieberman, vice president of Skinner Auction, and expert on antique jewelry, was the speaker. She also is an appraiser for the Antique Roadshow.

The ladies: Since each of the women presided at their tables, they were also dressed up for the occasion. Some wore hats. Franci Hart, wore her aunt's antique diamond watch.

HONORING LYDIA

Party: A baby shower honored Lydia Benham. Melissa Kelly was hostess. The baby is due in July.

Theme: The party theme was storks. Porcelain stork trays held ornate cookies by Natalie Swisher Bunds, petit fours and treats with images of onesies, rattles and storks. There also were macaroons by Erin Hazelwood.

Guests: Among those attending were Sherry Sullivan, Sunshine Sullivan Myers, Allyson Sullivan, Jan Young, Zetta Fayos, Arden Gatlin, Doris Cornell, Corley Palmer and Ashley Stiner.

CINCO DE CHI O

Annual party: Members of Chi Omega Alumnae met in the home of Julie Tibbs for a “Cinco de Chi O” party. The guest list included Chi Omegas with their husbands and dates for a festive evening.

Menu/decor: Mexican beer and wine was served, and members brought appetizers for a salsa bar with guacamole and pico de gallo. Multicolored banners added to the theme and there was mariachi music.

Fashion: Many of the guests wore embroidered Mexican tops or peasant blouses.

CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS

Event: A party honoring University of Oklahoma Delta Gamma senior women was held in the Norman home of Tamara Pullin. The event was held to wish them well in the next chapter of their lives and to encourage them to affiliate with their local alumnae chapters. Alumnae members spoke to the collegians about work and life in general.

ANNUAL EVENT

Spring picnic: The Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae spring picnic was held in the home of Kathy Hendricksen. Past presidents were honored with yellow roses. Members elected new officers for the coming year.

Presidents: LeAnn Lienhard is the new president and Mary Lippert is the outgoing president.

ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Dinner dance: The Alliance Singles Dinner Dance Club's 25th Anniversary party was held at Vast. New officers are Bing Wines, president; Barry Curl, vice-president; Mary Freeman, secretary; Bob Shaw, treasurer; LaDean Allen, social chairman; Marla Balentine, publicity chairman; Sharon Hopkins, membership chairman; Angie Harrison, decorations chairman; Pam and Mike Chambless, married members liaisons; and Anne Pixler, past president.

COLONIAL DAMES LUNCHEON

Luncheon: Members of the Colonial Dames 17th Century, Redbud Chapter, had their luncheon at Red Lobster. State president Sue Allen installed new officers.

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Brian Carey, Molly Tipton. PHOTO PROVIDED

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Helen Ford Wallace

Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for... Read more ›

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